Multiple studies have reported a high prevalence of mental health problems among male and female physicians . Although doctors are reluctant to seek professional help when suffering from a mental disorder, specialised services developed specifically to treat their mental health problems have reported promising results . The purpose of this article is to describe the design and implementation of the Professional Wellbeing Programme (Programa de Bienestar Profesional) of the Uruguayan Medical Association (Colegio Médico del Uruguay). The context, inputs, activities and some of the outputs are described according to a case study design . The main milestones in the implementation of the programme are also outlined, as well as the enabling elements, obstacles and main achievements . Emphasis will be placed on the importance of international collaboration to share experiences and models, how to design the care process to promote doctors' access to psychiatric and psychological care, the need for them to be flexible and dynamic in adapting to new and changing circumstances, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and to work in parallel with the medical regulatory bodies . It is hoped that the experience described in this work may be of use to other Latin American institutions interested in developing mental health programmes for doctors.